Felted knitting always struck as me as a willful pursuit of destruction. Now, I get it. It is such a rush to stick a piece of knitting in hot water and squeeze the life out of it. Look what happens:
Before, 21" x 13"
After, 14" x 7"
The fabric has become spongy and heavy, it's all really quite beautiful.
Yarn substituted with Elann Peruvian Sierra Aran. I didn't swatch and mine is bigger than the design specs.
I backstitched the two pieces RS together.
When it came to the bottom stair stepped shape, I just stitched on a curve, to make a more pleasing line.
The pattern is sewn WS together and I don't know how you would deal with the square step corners or if they would "disappear" during felting.
Next, I'm going to try a different felting technique on it. Inspired by this lovely Japanese felting book/magazine:
I'm going to needle punch circles along the bottom, as in the cover picture. And then, line it and find handles.
This is the original by Ms. Gaughan:
I have a serious knitting crush on her. You know how some designers just move you with their work? Her work has re-oriented my perspective on knitted fabric.